I desperately want to write to everyone, and to send out messages to everyone on my icq contact list, firstly to tell them I’ve left already (which is ridiculous because I ought to have done so ages ago) and also to direct them to this blog.
So far it’s been amazing, everything you could hope for in a first couple of days on one of the most expectation-filled campuses in the world. There are too many people to befriend, to work with, to talk to, and there’re from all over the world, all over the country, and of all interests, talents and persuasions. The surroundings are gorgeous, and I will take/post some pictures eventually (it’s outrageous that I have yet to take a single photograph of the campus with the digicam I bought specifically for college).
The food’s really great too, though I’m doing my utmost to not consume too much of it (though right now I’m still totally stuffed from this great, but overly-sumptuous, Indian dinner we had about four hours ago). Wish me luck in combating the freshman 15!
And I am cleaning toilets. While Shiming and Xinwei are strolling around Cambridge with Vernie having leisurely lunches, I’m scrubbing grout and dealing with soapscum. At least it’s a great way to meet people, I’m assuming it’s pretty good exercise (since everyone’s exhausted at the end of the day), and we’re getting paid